Meeting Marcus Mumford: Carey Mulligan looks back on their camp beginnings

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Carey Mulligan, spouse to Mumford & Sons’, Marcus Mumford, is opening up about how she and the frontman met during a stay at camp as kids and kept in touch via faxing before getting married in 2012.

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During a recent appearance on the Life Is Short podcast, Mulligan told host, Justin Long, the pair initially met at Christian camp as kids and would fax one another to keep in touch.

“We went to camp together when we were kids… like a Christian camp.” Mulligan shared. “We went both two years in a row and that was it. Then we were pen pals with faxes. We would fax because fax machines were cool then.”

After time, the faxes dwindled and Mulligan shared she didn’t reconnect with Mumford until a trip to Nashville when she was 24 and flew out for a trip, knowing she’d see Marcus, before she started filming for a new project.

“We kind of lose contact in our early-mid teens and then we didn’t meet again until I was like, 24,” she said. “I went to Nashville and he was playing in someone’s basement there with the band… it was like a house party.”

Things moved quickly from there and now, the couple is nearing their 11th wedding anniversary in April.

Hear more about Mumford and Mulligan’s journey as well as Mulligan’s take on playing New York Times reporter Megan Twohey in the film She Said, and how she handles obnoxious theater audience members in the podcast episode above.

Justin Long’s Life Is Short Podcast features actor, Long, as he gets personal with all kinds of people he finds fascinating. From actors to musicians, deep thinkers and more Long and his brother Christian bring honest conversation about some of life’s most meaningful and fun topics.

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